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Below is a growing list of opportunities on campus and within the community. Please note that this list is not yet comprehensive, and that students can reach out to Dwight Hall staff for opportunity inquiries.

If you are looking for post-graduation opportunities, the Yale OCS page has a comprehensive list of short-term opportunities in public service.

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Long Wharf Theatre Employment Opps!

Arts & Culture

Long Wharf Theatre (LWT) seeks enthusiastic, creative, organized applicants for a part–time Community Engagement Associate position. Work to envision, implement and advance LWT’s community engagement programs, coordinate LWT’s new partnership with Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS). Candidates should have teaching/facilitating experience, high standards, excellent writing... READ MORE

Food Delivery

Hunger & Nutrition

United Way: FISH of Greater New Haven needs some support! Because of the state budget crisis, FISH says they need help covering their food delivery routes, primarily in New Haven. Each route takes about 2 hours and most routes have 3 to 5 stops. Ready to roll? Contact Jilan Crowley at 203-530-3033 and tell her United Way sent you!

Cook, Collect, and Deliver Food

Hunger & Nutrition

United Way: Our friends at the Community Dining Room in Branford need your help. Pantry shelves are low on food, and they would love organizations to run a food drive or even a back to school drive to help their clients. They are also looking for volunteers to deliver meals, pick up donations from CT Food Bank, cook meals, and wash dishes. Interested? Contact Courtney Rosenberg at 203-488-0447.

Planned Parenthood Volunteer Night: 3rd Thursday of Every Month

Health & Medicine
Women's Rights

Interested in volunteering with Planned Parenthood in New Haven? 

Join us on the third Wednesday of every month from 5:30-8:30 PM at our admin office in New Haven, CT (345 Whitney Ave) for our monthly Volunteer Night! 

Dinner is on us! Bring your friends, we have lots of fun projects to work on. Thank you!

Work Trade Opportunity at New Haven Farms

Health & Medicine
Hunger & Nutrition

New Haven Farms’ nonprofit charitable mission is to promote health and
community development through urban agriculture. We transform vacant,
contaminated urban land into vibrant and productive organic farms. Our Farm
Manager and volunteer corps cultivate urban farms, and our harvest is made
accessible to low-income families who struggle with diet-related chronic
diseases and food insecurity. Farm... READ MORE

Resistance Thursdays

We Won’t Go Back!



every Thursday

New Haven Peoples Center

37 Howe Street

6 to 7:30 pm

Come by to share

solidarity and an action

Bring a dish if... READ MORE

New Haven Science Fair: Mentors Needed

Children & Youth
New Haven Science Fair Mentors are needed. The average time commitment is 2-3 months, with one hour per week.
The New Haven Science Fair Program aims to improve science education for grades Pre-K through 12. As a mentor, you have the opportunity to help teachers and students create great science projects. Your time commitment for the program is usually around 1hr/week, but we can work with teachers if you want to commit to a different schedule. The Program will try to assign... READ MORE

New Haven Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen’s (DESK) Food Pantry

Join anytime!

DESK has had wonderful experiences with Yale student volunteers in the past at their Food Pantry (and Soup Kitchen prep/serving). Currently, DESK’s needs  at the Food Pantry are 2-3 students, and preferably at least one who can speak Spanish (basic proficiency is fine).

The pantry meets one day a week, Wednesdays, 1-3:30PM.  During this time, 1-2... READ MORE

Intake Coordinator for Yale VITA

YHHAP’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA), which prepares tax returns for low-income New Haven residents at no cost, is seeking intake coordinators for this semester.
As an intake coordinator, you are the first people that clients interact with. You’ll greet clients when they arrive, ensure they are eligible for our services, answer any questions they may have, and make sure they’re helped by a qualified tax preparer.... READ MORE

Volunteer Summer Counselor for Camp PALS

Children & Youth
People with Disabilities

PALS Programs is a nonprofit organization that provides summer camp opportunities for young adults with Down Syndrome and their peers in ten locations across the country.

We are in search of volunteer counselors to join us at our Camp PALS sessions this summer. 

  • Camp PALS offers sleep-away camps at 10 college campuses from Maine to California which run for one week each.
  • Volunteer counselors are paired one-to-one with a camper to provide an opportunity for... READ MORE